Campbeltown, Argyll born wing half John Durnin joined Plymouth Argyle from Campbeltown Academical in June 1914 making his Southern League debut at Bristol Rovers that October and playing 24 times for Argyle before the suspension of football due to World War One. During the War he played football at Partick Thistle, playing 25 games for them in 1916-17, and also for Vale of Leven and Dumbarton. Durnin returned to Plymouth following the conflict but left to join Swansea Town in July 1919. He played 12 matches in Swansea’s inaugural Football League season and a further 13 games the following season. After four years at Swansea he became player coach at non league Llandrindod Wells and his last recorded club was Northampton Town, with whom he had a trial in November 1924.